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Investment in Every Last Child
Priyanka – defender of children’s rights

18-year-old Priyanka is in tenth grade in Meherpur, Bangladesh. She can confidently say that after finishing her final exams next year, she will be the first member of her family to go to college....

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Nepal's Children's Act 2075 & what it means for the children of Nepal

To mark the momentous passing of the Children’s Act in Nepal, Save the Children in Nepal’s Child Rights Governance and Child Protection Advisor, Dilli Guragai, shares his views on the Children's...

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First 1,000 Days bill signed into law in the Philippines

On 29 November 2018, the First 1,000 Days bill was signed into law in the Philippines. Now Republic Act 11148, the law will ensure care for pregnant women and their child, from the start of the...

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Let us keep children safe in and around schools

This Universal Children’s Day (20th November), I am reminded of a group of young girls whom I met in a “char” (remote rural area) in Lalmonirhat, Bangladesh several years ago. These girls faced so...

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Bhutan Child Helpline Launched

Coinciding with the international Day of the Girl Child, The National Commission for Women and Children launched the "Child Helpline 1098" with funding from Save the Children member country Hong...

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Government of Mali adopts bill on Universal Health Insurance

On 20 June, the Government of Mali adopted a bill on Universal Health Insurance (RAMU in French). RAMU is a new social protection system in health that aims to provide the Malian population with a...

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New "include" project launches to get children back into school

Photo: 'Team Up' activities carried out by War Child Holland...

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Still left behind? New research underscores the need for urgent action

“The SDGs are achievable, we’re just not achieving them”...

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Empowered Girls, Empowered Future – Bringing Local Solutions to Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage to the Global Stage

On 12 June 2018 we partnered with Girls Not Brides, United Nations agencies and NGOs to organize a roundtable event in Geneva. This event was held to mark one year since the United Nations (UN)...

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Where are the children in the EU’s Long-term Budget?

This week, the EU promised a budget that ‘’protects, empowers and defends’’, but who is being protected, empowered and defended in the current proposal? Europe’s children, along with their...

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Cambodia on its way to quality education as education budget increases to 2.4 percent  

In recent years, the Royal Government of Cambodia has been steadily increasing budget investment for Ministry of Education Youth and Sport (MoEYS). However, the details of how the budget was...

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Myanmar takes first public steps to fight Breast Milk Substitute

Myanmar has now taken first public steps towards a yearlong campaign to fight BMS (Breast Milk Substitute) and support breastfeeding. It was definitely not an easy feat for Myanmar to endorse a...

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